Full-bodied wine with a powerful aroma of ripe red fruit (blackberries and berries) and fine oak. The taste turns full and round and develops mature, soft tannin. The finish is aromatic and persistent.
This 'colheita seleccionada' is made from four different grape varieties: alicante bouschet, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and touriga nacional. Together they provide expression and complexity in smell and taste. After fermentation, half of the wine ripens for about six months in large oak casks of 400 liters. The assembly follows with the non-oak ripened wine. This creates a nice balance between ripe fruit notes and the influence of the oak. A beautiful alenteja wine that is also contemporary because of the soft tannin.
The vineyards of this beautiful estate are located in the Alentejo, east of Lisbon. According to many wine writers, this is currently the most exciting wine region in Portugal. For father and son, both with the name Alexandre Relvas, optimally ripe grapes and a sophisticated vinification are the conditions for full and soft wines. This distinguishes them from mass producers who have to work with less homogeneous ripe grapes.